Sunday, December 30, 2007

Huckabee's Jesus Nation

I don't often write about Republicans for the GOP nomination, mostly because they're so boring and predictable. However, Mike Huckabee is both interesting and scary. He often comes across as an affable Gomer Pyle type and gives you the impression he's a well rounded guy, even if not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But his increasing efforts to Christianize the wingnut field of candidates is both odd and a little worrisome. I don't ever remember any other candidate as audacious as he in placing their religious beliefs front and center of their campaigning. That would include the likes of Pat Robertson or Gary Bauer, when they ran in past elections. Of course, they emphasized their policy choices that lined up with the Christian Right but didn't go as far Huckabee in pushing the Jesus factor as the countries national identity. Maybe he's just focusing in on the evangelical vote in Iowa which is rather large in Iowa's presidential caucus. Anyways, the following article
deals with Huckabee's "Jesus Nation".

Huckabee stands by 'Christ' comment

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer Sun Dec 30, 5:19 PM ET

DES MOINES, Iowa - Mike Huckabee, a Republican relying on support from religious conservatives in Thursday's hard-fought presidential caucuses, on Sunday stood by a decade-old comment in which he said, "I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ.

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